Can Man Utd Break Through in Group B Against CSKA Moscow?

Published on November 3rd, 2015 1:32 am EST
Tuesday's game at Old Trafford between Manchester United and CSKA Moscow is a very big one in Group B, as you will see in a moment.

Heading into this match, both Man Utd and CSKA Moscow sit with 4 points in the group, 2 points behind the leader, VfL Wolfsburg. Manchester United has a very good chance to impose their will on the group, as a win over CSKA Moscow would put them solidly into second place in the group.

CSKA Moscow and Manchester United battled to a 1-1 draw on October 21st, with Martial scoring for Man Utd and Doumbia notching a tally for CSKA Moscow. In addition, CSKA Moscow has defeated PSV Eindhoven and lost to Wolfsburg so far in Group Stage play, while Manchester United has lost to PSV Eindhoven and beaten Wolfsburg.

Both teams have scored four goals as well as conceding four goals so far in Group Stage play.

Let's take a look at the odds for Tuesday's match:

Man Utd, 1.53
Draw, 3.75
CSKA Moscow, 7.00

According to these odds, a successful $100 wager on Man Utd would yield a total return of $53, while a successful $100 bet on CSKA Moscow would return a total profit of $600.

According to the bookmakers, the three likeliest outcomes of Tuesday's match are:

Man Utd Wins 1-0, 7.00
Man Utd Wins 2-0, 7.50
Man Utd Wins 2-1, 8.50 / Draw 1-1, 8.50

Of all of the players who are participating in Tuesday's game, only one has better than even odds of scoring. That distinction belongs to Wayne Rooney, who is currently listed at 1.91 to score on Tuesday.

The two players from CSKA Moscow who currently have the best odds of scoring on Tuesday are Ahmed Musa and Seydou Doumbia.


Will CSKA Moscow be able to shock Man Utd on the road on Tuesday, or will Man Utd vault higher in the group with a victory?

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